“If a man or woman … in violation … has been brought to your attention, then you must investigate it thoroughly.”
What if we would not rush to judgment and wait for due process? What if we were to wait for a problem to be “brought to our attention” instead of going out hunting for it?
“Go to … the judge who is in office at that time. Inquire of them and they will give you the verdict. You must act according to the decisions they give you …. Be careful to do everything they instruct you to do. Act according to whatever they teach you and the decisions they give you. Do not turn aside from what they tell you, to the right or to the left. Anyone who shows contempt for the judge … is to be put to death.”
What if our legislators, governors, and presidents were to stop trying to bypass court decisions on constitutionality and do their actual jobs?
“When he takes the throne of his kingdom, he is to write for himself … a copy of this law, … he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to … follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees and not consider himself better than his fellow Israelites and turn from the law to the right or to the left.”
Folks would say the first amendment prevents reading the bible in Congress. They might be right. But what if after every break, before any other business, the Constitution is read aloud in the House and Senate (in sections of at least ten minutes)? With every member taking a turn—and two or more times a month, the president doing the reading?
(Musings from my daily reading)